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    Posted: 04 March 2008 at 7:06pm

Hi all - I am new to this Forum - so treat me gently  I wonder if anyone could answer a query I have.  I am in the process of building the Whaleback air sea rescue launch; and, either side of the cabin, say roughly about mid-ships; there are two items either side.   They look like question marks.   I was wondering - does anyone know what they are?  Are they air intakes or vents perhaps?   Or, are they some form of securing hook - but to me they look too large to be that .  Dont know.

Any help identifying these please?

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Hi John

They are gooseneck vents as you guessed, I haven't got a close-up photo of one I'm afraid.

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          Hi all, I agree with Christian they are goose necked fuel vents

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hi all, the picture I have posted above - this is the model I am in the process of constructing.    It's the 63 foot whaleback - she has been built to the scale of 5/8 of an inch to the foot - she is double diagonally planked  -  the inner planking is Obechi and the outer planking is mahogany.    The mahogany planking is to scale 3mm wide x 0.5 mm thick.     It is the same construction on the deck - as you can see I have not finished the deck painting yet - she is powered by three Graupner speed 600s driving 30 mm props - all left hand.

see what you think.

aye, john e

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Outstanding, frankly no other word does it justice. A brave decision to go for all LH props as it will walk sideways and only do sharp turns to starboard!
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Hi there Christian

I have an onboard mixer on the model, which controls the two outer motors and propellers, but, I am negotiating with a guy to produce a mixer for the three motors - where - when we turn to either port or starboard, it slows the centre motor down by at least 50% to try and counteract the sharp turn.

aye, John with fingers crossed

 

 

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Bluebird I would be very interested in seeing any additional pictures you have showing your model of 122. The picture you posted is a tease.
 
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Mike the Whaleback build pictures are here, as is the Questions and Answers Section;
I think you need to register before you can view the pics.
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Christian thanks, I have registered and viewed pics and cant wait to see more. Once again thanks for the information.

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